Thread regarding Wells Fargo & Co. layoffs

ICS... Another group suffering from "Work Theater"

ICS operates with a significant amount of work theater, which are people caring more about the appearance of working than doing actual work.

Countless meetings with numerous attendees doing nothing, countless documents no one is asking for, countless presentations that no one cares about.

It's impossible to sift through the noise and get to the heart of the matter.

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Post ID: @OP+1eVoiPST

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All the new senior folks installed by the previous regime . Wonder when the new boss arrives, where they have to go next ?

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Post ID: @3tvj+1eVoiPST

well now... I guess I will have to find more log4j instances..... incoming another 2.5k. Cause you newbs renamed the file with a ._ thinking that would avoid it. tisk tisk.

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Post ID: @2zxi+1eVoiPST

I like it: "Work Theater". Never heard that before. It makes perfect sense.

Learning this is the high point of my day. Kudos to the OP.

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Post ID: @2swf+1eVoiPST

ICS == information and Cyber Security is who we are talking about...

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Post ID: @2grp+1eVoiPST

In certain countries, they'll use trained elephants to trample your screaming head while tied to a stump.

Best to not run afoul of the law in those countries.

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Post ID: @2aow+1eVoiPST

It's a frontrunner for one of the d-mbest dept names in the bank. When the new CISO starts what's the over/under it gets changed (back) to what it's generally called at every other company?

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Post ID: @2ssy+1eVoiPST

83% of all stats are made up.

Pretty sure everyone knows ICS = Investment Control Solutions

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Post ID: @1iqu+1eVoiPST

Yea! Eff ICS! No seriously, you all do realize that we use thousands of acronyms at Wells right? I have no idea what ICS is, nor does 90% of the people reading this (only counting the ones who actually work here). Please spell it out the first time in each post so I know who I am supposed to hate more.

Thanks.

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Post ID: @1utl+1eVoiPST

This isn’t something that’s an issue out of ICS alone. I’ve had to attend meetings from the LOBs to discuss the scheduling of meetings.

Ridiculous waste of resources and money imo.

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Post ID: @1gwn+1eVoiPST

Agile box checkers along with the gigantic bureaucracy that adds nothing to productivity is the most intrusive waste of time all of us in tech deal with daily. That’s the theater we all deal with in addition to the mountain of compliance and zero help oversight with a constant threat of the audit demon descending on our application for the tiniest perceived infraction.

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Post ID: @1tyz+1eVoiPST

idk, I fix vulnerabilities all the time. So there

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Post ID: @cmi+1eVoiPST

are those doofuses from vulnerability management still conducting their meeting theater? something like 70 people on that 1 hour meeting to "review" a powerpoint that is available to people already when it's sent to them.

No need whatsoever for this stupid meeting that costs wells 70 man hours.

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Post ID: @jnq+1eVoiPST

My mind is empty at most meetings. Its either some new manager telling people about their family to act human, which I don't care about. Something about Agile, by someone who doesn't have to live with the horrible administrative burden of the process. Or its some Indian who sends an invite to 900 people for an item that 3 people could solve.

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Post ID: @miq+1eVoiPST

I’ve started to not attend meetings that do not have agenda, or that i am not needed to provide input to. It has helped me improve my productivity and value to the team. Give it a try. 👍🏼

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Post ID: @ekn+1eVoiPST

You bet. No real security work but form filling

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